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Ultimate Taste Test

Announcing… Ultimate Taste Test 10th Year Anniversary Edition (August 31, 2019)!

🎟Buy your #UTT2019 Tickets now!
📝Apply here –> #UTT2019 Vendor application form.

Dear Our Awesome Planet friends,

I would like to invite you to the UTT XVII, 10th Year Anniversary Edition of the longest running taste event in the country!

The 10th year anniversary edition is special because:

1). We are integrating the celebration of the Ultimate Taste Test 10th year with The Choice 2019 Awards 5th year anniversary for the first time

2). Due to public clamor, we are selling tickets to be part of the exclusive 1,000 food critics to determine the deserving winners of #UTT2019

🎟Buy your #UTT2019 Tickets now!

3). We are honoring all the Ultimate Taste Test winners for the past 10 years with a commemorative feature including the winners of UTTXVII 10th-year anniversary edition.

📝Apply here –> #UTT2019 Vendor application form.

ULTIMATE TASTE TEST XVII
(10th Year Anniversary Edition)
📆: August 31, 2019, Saturday
: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
🏢: SMX Convention Center Aura, Taguig
🎟Buy your #UTT2019 Tickets now!
📝Apply here –> #UTT2019 Vendor application form

Official Hashtag: #UTT2019

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MENYA KOKORO: How to Mazesoba Tokyo-Style

With 18 branches in Japan, 3 in Jakarta, 1 in Singapore and 1 in Vancouver, Menya Kokoro by Japanese Chef Takuma Ishikawa is the first Tokyo Mazesoba specialty shop in Manila.

Maze-soba, invented by a Taiwanese chef in Tokyo, literally means mixed noodles. It’s like soupless ramen and more like udon, with similarity to the Taiwanese la mien or the Chinese lomi.

We tried all the items on the menu and here are some tips to have an awesome Tokyo Mazesoba experience with your family.

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Single Origin Osteria: Your Friendly Neighborhood Italian Resto in Salcedo

Single Origin, our go-to place for meeting friends over good drinks, now serves simple home-cooked Italian food in this corner bistro in Salcedo. It’s a quaint place for Italian comfort food—pizza and pasta or bistecca (steak) if you want to indulge in it.

In the battle of the new Osterias in Manila, here’s what to expect at the Osteria version of Single Origin.

 

Single Origin Osteria
G/F Frabelle Corporate Plaza, Tordesillas St. corner Bautista St., Salcedo Village, Makati
Operating Hours:
Sunday to Tuesday:  7:00 AM – 12:00 MN
Wednesday to Thursday:  7:00 AM – 12:30 AM
Friday to Saturday:  7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
FacebookSingle Origin Osteria
Instagram: @SingleOriginOsteria
PMm.me/singleosteria
Telephone: +63 956 301 5267
Websitehttps://www.singleorigin.com.ph/

Osteria Battle in Manila Series:


First Things First

You’ll love the high ceiling and the ambiance created by the floor to ceiling windows with a view of the Salcedo trees.

It’s a bit quaint though quite congested during peak hours, and there are times when you’ll be forced to seat upstairs.

Single Origin Osteria Menu | Alcoholic Drinks | Coffee & Tea

I loved this Single Origin because of its expanded Italian menu, especially the availability of good value steak.

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Announcing…. The Choice 2019 Awards Survey (Vote Now!)

Vote Now for your The Choice 2019: https://awesm.pl/TheChoiceV

The Choice Year V

We’re now in a Golden Age of Philippine Restaurants and Hotels that we’ve never experienced before.

In the first six months of this year alone, over 500 new restaurants opened … and that’s only all over Metro Manila! The construction boom in hotels and resorts all over the country is likewise accelerating at a rapid pace.

Every month, every week, and almost every day it seems, there’s a new restaurant opening its doors. There are a lot of great new dining choices, side by side with the perennials, the classics that we grew up with. As food bloggers, writers, and members of the F&B industry, we’re always very curious about the crowd favorites. The popular vote, if you will. What are the beloved favorites? Let the voice of the people be heard!

Our Awesome Planet, the country’s #1 food blog and one of the Top 50 travel blogs in the world; and the Food Writer and Blogger Collective known as the KTG (Kain Tulog Gang); together with the prestigious World Food Expo (WOFEX), The Ultimate Food Show Experience, have partnered to conduct the People’s Choice for the Favorite Food, Restaurants, Hotels, and Chefs …. Or simply, “The Choice”.

Vote Now for your 2019 Choice: https://awesm.pl/TheChoiceV

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Who’s Cooking: 11 Chefs X 11 Caterers in one Epic Banquet! @TheBlueLeaf

What happens when Manila’s Biggest Caterers collaborate with Manila’s Top Chefs for one night of Epic Celebration Banquet?

If you are getting married, celebrating a milestone occasion or organizing a Christmas party for your company come 2020 and beyond, you can’t miss this One Night Only event—11 Chefs x 11 Caterers at The Blue Leaf.

Yes, it is now possible to have your favorite chef cater your big banquet with 500 persons and up. We are taking Catering Creativity and Collaboration to a whole new level!

Our Awesome Planet and The Blue Leaf proudly presents “Who’s Cooking? A Chef x Caterer Collaboration.” A never-before-attempted collaboration between The Blue Leaf partner caterers and Manila’s most sought-after chefs, the result is a creative intersection of traditional catering techniques and top-notch culinary innovation!

Chefs X Caterers Collaboration 5-Course Dinner
The Blue Leaf Filipinas (beside City of Dreams)
500 guests (by invite only)
July 27, 2019
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday

Follow the Official Hashtag: #ChefsXCaterers

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Megawatt @Build+ : The Best Steak 🥩 cum Hardware 🛠Shop in Banawe! (Keto-Friendly!)

Megawatt, integrated inside the Build+ hardware store in Banawe, is an industrial solar panel-themed restaurant specializing in steak and keto-friendly meals.

It’s such a cool manly concept that’s really handy when you need to eat and look for some hardware stuff for the house or cleaning materials for the car.

Here are some tips to have an awesome experience at Megawatt…

Megawatt Pizza & Steak
686 Banawe Street, Quezon City, Philippines
Operating Hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +63 917 182 7583
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/megawatt.ph

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Performance Arts

Beautiful! The Carole King Musical Manila (Review)

YES! I still can’t believe that Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is now playing in Manila!

It’s on top of my Broadway musical bucket list ever since I missed watching it in Broadway and West End. Watching it in Manila was extra special because it was more relatable with the Manila cast, and we witnessed Kyla Rivera, whom we watched In the Heights (2011), bloom into Carole King’s lead role (2019).

Best to watch it raw, without reading any reviews and in the company of your musical-lovin’ friends. Grab the last remaining shows of the first Meralco Theatre run that’s only until July 7, 2019.

Having said that, here’s why it is sooo beautiful to watch…

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ALAMAT BF: 💯Best Filipino Food + 🍻Craft Beer and Spirits in the South!

ALAMAT BF, a Filipino Bistro by Chef Niño Laus and southern partners, is the restaurant version of the famed Alamat Pub in Poblacion. Paulo Sayo transformed this old Aguirre St. house into a beautiful glass bahay kubo restaurant.

Alamat is a story of Filipino Pride championing Filipino Food (with focus on tribal and ancestral) and Craft Drinks now in the South.

Since most of the food was good, we had to go back twice to check out everything. Here are our favorites and what we recommend.

 

Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli
240 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque City
Operating Hours:
Open Daily for Dinner 6.00pm to 2.00am (except Mondays)
Mobile: +63 917 625 8451
Facebook: Alamat Filipino Pub & Deli

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ANGRYDOBO Taft: 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨😡 Masarap at Sulit Ba? (A Review)

Angrydobo Taft, a love adobo-themed restaurant by Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, is inspired by the reconciliation food shared by the celebrity couple after their love fights.

It’s located along Taft Avenue directly in front of Ryan’s alma mater (DLSU Henry Sy Bldg gate).

ANGRYDOBO by Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo
2456 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila
Instagram: @officialjuday @ryan_agoncillo

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Maxims Hotel: Father’s Day Staycation @RWManila

It was our first time to stay at Maxims to celebrate Father’s Day with the kiddos. They enjoyed the experience because of the luxurious feel of the room, the pool experience and the relatively fast internet access.

For non-casino goers, here are some tips to maximize your celebration/staycation at Resorts World Manila.

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